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New York Islanders Podcast: Thomas Greiss Deserves a Ton of Credit

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 20: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders takes a break during a stop in play in the second period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on December 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 20: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders takes a break during a stop in play in the second period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on December 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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In our 93rd weekly podcast, we talk about some of the New York Islanders free agents and we give Thomas Greiss the credit he deserves after a terrific season.

Robin Lehner gets a ton of credit for his play between the pipes for the New York Islanders this season, and rightfully so. But his colleague Thomas Greiss deserves a ton of credit as well.

Greiss finished the regular season with a 2.28GAA and a 0.927SV% and a 23-14-2 record in 39 starts. That’s the same goalie who had a 3.82GAA and a 0.892SV% just a year ago. Greiss was able to shave off 1.54GAA and up his save percentage by 33 points. In one year!

That’s remarkable. Greiss knew he had something to work on in the offseason and did it.

Yes, he had a far better defensive system playing in front of him thanks to Barry Trotz. And sure, he had Director of Goaltending Mitch Korn working with him. But Greiss still needed to perform. And perform he did.

Matt and I try to give Thomas Greiss the credit he deserves.

What Else Do We Talk About?

  • Brock Nelson signed a six-year deal worth $36 million ($6 million AAV). After a career year in 2018-19 was his performance worth such an upgrade? What are the factors that went into the decision to offer him a $36 million deal?
  • Noah Dobson has just won his second Memorial Cup in as many years. He’s clearly outgrown the CHL. But looking at the New York Islanders roster, they’re already set for right-handed defensemen? So would the Isles make the room for him or just send him back to the CHL?
  • Anders Lee still hasn’t signed an extension with the Islanders. What’s the hold up exactly? Term seems to be the issue. Should it be this divisive of an issue between the Isles and their captain?

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